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dc.contributor.advisorSandıkçı, Özlemen_US
dc.contributor.authorKarataş, Mustafaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:14:54Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:14:54Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15198
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Management, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 105-114.en_US
dc.description.abstractIt is well established in the consumption literature that consumption is a way that symbolically constructs and reflects the multiple identities consumers have. A part of individuals' identities has a communal nature, communicating the membership in and belonging to a particular cultural group. In the contemporary era of modernization, characterized by a sense of loss of solidarity and loneliness, consumers constantly search for belonging to a group and bring the mythic and religious into their insecure and disorderly world. Though many consumer studies have theorized the mythic and the religious in consumption communities, consumer research has not yet looked at consumption in religious communities. This study aims at filling this gap by investigating consumption practices of members of a religious community, Fethullah Gülen-inspired movement, in Turkey. The data is presented as two consequential, yet overlapping, processes of entry and settlement in the community. In the first part, motives for entry and the role of consumption during the entry process are discussed. In the second part, the relationship between consumption and the status in the hierarchical structure of the community, delineation of boundaries of legitimate consumption and adjustment of individual consumption practices accordingly are presented. The theoretical implications of these findings for the relationship Between religion, community, and consumption are also discussed.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKarataş, Mustafaen_US
dc.format.extentviii, 114 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectConsumptionen_US
dc.subjectConsumption Communitiesen_US
dc.subjectFethullah Gülen Communityen_US
dc.subject.lccHC495.C6 K37 2011en_US
dc.subject.lcshConsumption (Economics)--Religious aspects--Islam.en_US
dc.subject.lcshConsumption (Economics)--Religious aspects--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroup identity.en_US
dc.subject.lcshConsumer behavior--Turkey.en_US
dc.titleWhere religion, community and consumption meet : a qualitative inquiry into the consumption practices of a religious communityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


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